Stephen Silva-Brave

November 2023 – Undergraduate
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation
Dallas, TX

Scholarship: Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates
School: University of Texas at Arlington  
Degree: Social Work 
GPA: 4.0

Community Service

MMIW TX Rematriate
American Indian/Native Studies Course|
Democracy is Indigenous DFW
Indigenous Peoples Caucus of the Texas Democrats
University of Texas at Arlington Native Students Association
Grand Prairie ISD American Indian Education Program

Stephen is an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation. He is in his final semester of the UTA BSW program, where he received the Outstanding Student Activist award in 2022, and is researching grassroots efforts for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. He is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern and consultant for Texas’ pioneering statewide Native American Studies course. As a member of MMIW TX Rematriate, he organizes and facilitates Uncle Time, a unique community gathering to foster support among local Indigenous males. Additionally, Stephen serves as the Communications Officer for the Indigenous Peoples Caucus of Texas. His primary purpose is to uplift Indigenous communities and drive positive change for those struggling with substance use and health problems.


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